Windwalker Monk 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: October 28, 2020

Welcome to our Windwalker Monk BiS List, or as we also call it, Top Picks. This is a page where you can find the statistical distribution of gear, talents, and other choices among Top 1% of the best performing Raiders of this class and specialization in World of Warcraft. This page is updated for the latest Battle for Azeroth (BfA) Patch 8.3 “Visions of N'zoth” and the newest Raid – Ny’alotha.

We use services like Warcraft Logs and Raider.io to look up the list of Top Windwalker Monk Raiders as of this moment. Then we cross-check these players through Official Blizzard API and find out what each of them is using because statistically, they are very likely to already have BiS gear, talents, etc. at this point. We parse these enormous amounts of data into useful and easy to understand charts and rankings that we show you on this page.

You can quickly find out what is the current Windwalker Monk BiS (Best in Slot) gear just with the data we provide here. You can also see the best combinations of Talents, Azerite Powers, etc. This is always useful for optimizing your Windwalker Monk character because acquiring these BiS options for yourself will obviously improve your performance in Raids and PVE content in general.

Be sure to also check out our Windwalker Monk PvE Guide and Windwalker Monk PvP Guide!

All Stars
Ra-den the Despoiled
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
Shad'har the Insatiable
Carapace of N'Zoth
The Hivemind
Maut
Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn
Prophet Skitra
N'Zoth the Corruptor
Wrathion
Drest'agath
Vexiona

Stats

19%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery
19%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
18%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
15%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike
13%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
12%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste

Talents

27%
11%
8%
8%
7%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

83%
9%
2%

Neck

99%

Shoulders

77%
9%
9%

Back

100%

Chest

72%
14%
9%

Wrist

33%
14%
13%
10%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Hands

19%
17%
16%
16%
8%
8%
6%

Waist

27%
17%
12%
12%
10%
9%
5%

Legs

73%
6%
4%
4%
3%

Feet

25%
21%
16%
13%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

26%
16%
12%
10%
9%
9%
6%
3%

Trinket

43%
15%
14%
12%
3%
3%

Main Hand

73%
8%
8%

Gems

99%

Races

32%
Blood Elf
17%
Pandaren
11%
Human
7%
Night Elf
6%
Void Elf
5%
Orc
3%
Vulpera
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
14%
14%
8%
7%
3%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
21%
10%
8%
5%

Stats

35%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery
15%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
14%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
13%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike
13%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
9%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste

Talents

45%
8%
7%
6%
6%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

84%
7%
5%

Neck

99%

Shoulders

87%
8%
5%

Back

100%

Chest

65%
25%
10%

Wrist

47%
15%
10%
8%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Hands

19%
17%
16%
15%
12%
6%
5%
4%

Waist

35%
16%
13%
11%
8%
7%
4%
2%

Legs

65%
22%
5%
3%
2%

Feet

39%
18%
16%
9%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

46%
10%
9%
9%
8%
7%
4%
2%
2%

Trinket

52%
12%
12%
10%
4%
4%
2%

Main Hand

68%
24%
5%

Gems

100%

Races

34%
Blood Elf
31%
Pandaren
10%
Human
5%
Orc
5%
Night Elf
3%
Vulpera
2%
Gnome
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
15%
15%
11%
5%
3%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
22%
11%
8%
4%

Stats

28%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike
20%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
17%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery
13%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
12%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
10%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste

Talents

25%
22%
8%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Head

73%
15%
7%
3%

Neck

99%

Shoulders

85%
7%
7%

Back

100%

Chest

66%
24%
7%
3%

Wrist

27%
21%
17%
8%
7%
6%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

27%
21%
16%
15%
6%
5%
3%
3%
2%

Waist

24%
23%
14%
10%
9%
7%
6%
2%

Legs

67%
16%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

26%
18%
16%
14%
14%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

27%
26%
10%
8%
8%
8%
7%
5%

Trinket

35%
30%
12%
9%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Main Hand

75%
9%
6%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

100%

Races

27%
Blood Elf
21%
Orc
13%
Pandaren
11%
Human
4%
Tauren
4%
Void Elf
3%
Undead
2%
Dwarf
2%
Vulpera
2%
Highmountain Tauren
2%
Night Elf
2%
Draenei
2%
Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
14%
13%
8%
6%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
25%
19%
12%
7%
5%
5%

Stats

23%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery
20%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
17%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike
14%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
13%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
8%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste

Talents

25%
12%
9%
8%
7%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

82%
12%
2%
2%

Neck

99%

Shoulders

82%
8%
7%

Back

100%

Chest

72%
15%
9%
4%

Wrist

28%
16%
15%
10%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

20%
18%
18%
17%
11%
8%
4%

Waist

28%
16%
12%
11%
11%
10%
6%
2%

Legs

79%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

25%
23%
21%
12%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

29%
15%
13%
12%
7%
6%
5%
5%
2%

Trinket

39%
16%
12%
9%
6%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Main Hand

76%
7%
6%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

99%

Races

33%
Blood Elf
16%
Human
15%
Pandaren
7%
Void Elf
4%
Orc
4%
Vulpera
3%
Tauren
3%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Night Elf
2%
Dwarf
2%
Troll
2%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
15%
14%
9%
7%
4%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
22%
10%
9%
4%
2%

Stats

22%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
19%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery
18%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
16%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
13%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste
12%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike

Talents

29%
16%
10%
9%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Head

88%
8%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

70%
20%
8%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

71%
13%
11%
5%

Wrist

26%
19%
13%
8%
8%
7%
5%
4%
4%
2%

Hands

23%
21%
20%
10%
10%
6%
5%
2%

Waist

24%
16%
12%
10%
10%
10%
9%
6%

Legs

77%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

29%
21%
17%
11%
7%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

23%
17%
17%
16%
8%
7%
5%
5%
2%

Trinket

37%
21%
16%
11%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Main Hand

76%
9%
6%
3%
3%

Gems

100%

Races

44%
Blood Elf
13%
Pandaren
12%
Human
6%
Night Elf
5%
Orc
4%
Void Elf
3%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Gnome
2%
Vulpera

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
16%
16%
9%
8%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
25%
22%
10%
8%
7%

Stats

33%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
17%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery
14%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
13%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike
12%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
10%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste

Talents

24%
18%
7%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Head

86%
10%
2%

Neck

99%

Shoulders

78%
12%
5%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

84%
7%
6%
2%

Wrist

25%
24%
16%
14%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

32%
19%
15%
13%
8%
7%
4%

Waist

40%
13%
10%
9%
9%
8%
6%
2%

Legs

80%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

34%
21%
15%
11%
6%
4%
3%
2%

Ring

25%
22%
12%
10%
9%
7%
6%
5%
2%

Trinket

33%
28%
13%
10%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Main Hand

81%
7%
6%

Gems

99%

Races

36%
Blood Elf
26%
Night Elf
12%
Pandaren
10%
Human
4%
Void Elf
3%
Orc
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
15%
15%
10%
7%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
25%
18%
14%
7%
7%

Stats

23%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
20%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
20%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery
15%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike
12%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste
9%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

29%
18%
12%
8%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

87%
8%

Neck

99%

Shoulders

70%
18%
8%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

78%
12%
9%

Wrist

30%
20%
15%
13%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

27%
18%
17%
15%
8%
6%
4%

Waist

25%
24%
11%
9%
9%
9%
6%
2%
2%

Legs

67%
14%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

28%
21%
18%
16%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

32%
19%
13%
10%
7%
6%
6%
4%

Trinket

47%
14%
14%
12%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Main Hand

73%
10%
8%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

99%

Races

33%
Blood Elf
15%
Pandaren
14%
Void Elf
8%
Human
5%
Tauren
4%
Night Elf
3%
Vulpera
3%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Highmountain Tauren
2%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Draenei
2%
Dwarf
2%
Orc

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
16%
15%
9%
8%
3%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
21%
12%
9%
3%

Stats

24%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste
18%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
15%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
15%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery
15%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
10%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike
2%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery

Talents

24%
18%
12%
7%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

87%
11%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

81%
9%
9%

Back

100%

Chest

61%
20%
16%
3%

Wrist

39%
14%
12%
11%
6%
5%
5%
3%
2%

Hands

34%
15%
15%
10%
6%
6%
5%
3%
2%

Waist

27%
18%
12%
12%
11%
10%
7%

Legs

65%
18%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

39%
17%
16%
13%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

25%
20%
18%
11%
7%
6%
4%
4%
3%

Trinket

55%
13%
11%
7%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Main Hand

62%
25%
7%
2%

Gems

100%

Races

41%
Blood Elf
14%
Pandaren
11%
Human
5%
Orc
4%
Night Elf
4%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Tauren
3%
Dwarf
3%
Void Elf
2%
Troll
2%
Draenei
2%
Kul Tiran

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
12%
12%
11%
6%
6%
4%

Azerite Essence

25%
25%
23%
12%
8%
4%

Stats

36%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
18%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery
13%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
11%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
10%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike
9%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste

Talents

43%
10%
5%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

87%
9%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

82%
10%
3%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

79%
11%
7%
3%

Wrist

45%
11%
11%
9%
7%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

24%
19%
17%
13%
10%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

30%
22%
13%
9%
8%
7%
5%
2%

Legs

79%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

36%
19%
14%
13%
7%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

27%
22%
12%
10%
10%
6%
5%
3%
2%

Trinket

51%
13%
11%
9%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Main Hand

74%
9%
8%
3%
2%

Gems

99%

Races

27%
Blood Elf
24%
Night Elf
15%
Pandaren
6%
Human
6%
Orc
4%
Tauren
3%
Draenei
3%
Undead
3%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
16%
15%
10%
7%
3%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
23%
10%
8%
7%

Stats

25%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste
21%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery
16%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
15%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
13%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
10%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike

Talents

31%
21%
9%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Head

74%
22%
2%

Neck

99%

Shoulders

89%
6%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

72%
22%
4%
2%

Wrist

28%
18%
15%
12%
11%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

28%
19%
18%
12%
9%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Waist

45%
12%
10%
10%
8%
7%
4%

Legs

86%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

22%
18%
18%
16%
11%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

31%
24%
11%
8%
8%
7%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

41%
23%
13%
12%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Main Hand

85%
5%
4%
2%

Gems

100%

Races

29%
Blood Elf
18%
Vulpera
14%
Pandaren
14%
Human
6%
Night Elf
3%
Void Elf
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Dwarf
2%
Gnome
2%
Orc

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
13%
13%
8%
6%
5%
4%
3%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
22%
10%
10%
5%

Stats

33%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
17%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
15%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike
13%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
12%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste
10%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery

Talents

20%
16%
8%
8%
7%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%

Head

81%
12%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

64%
27%
6%

Back

100%

Chest

66%
29%
5%

Wrist

42%
15%
10%
7%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

28%
19%
18%
12%
11%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

25%
19%
13%
12%
11%
9%
8%

Legs

63%
20%
5%
4%
3%

Feet

37%
18%
16%
15%
5%
4%
2%

Ring

27%
22%
12%
10%
7%
7%
6%
4%
3%

Trinket

46%
17%
12%
7%
5%
4%
4%
2%

Main Hand

62%
21%
7%
6%
2%

Gems

95%
2%

Races

28%
Blood Elf
23%
Void Elf
13%
Pandaren
9%
Human
6%
Orc
5%
Night Elf
3%
Vulpera
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Tauren
2%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
11%
11%
10%
7%
5%
5%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
25%
22%
9%
9%
5%

Stats

37%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
20%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery
13%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike
11%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste
9%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
9%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

26%
21%
9%
8%
7%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

89%
7%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

77%
11%
7%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

82%
11%
5%
2%

Wrist

43%
12%
11%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

25%
21%
15%
14%
10%
7%
5%

Waist

35%
19%
12%
12%
9%
8%
3%

Legs

83%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

22%
18%
15%
15%
13%
6%
5%
3%

Ring

26%
21%
16%
13%
8%
5%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

49%
15%
14%
14%
2%
2%
2%

Main Hand

79%
7%
5%
4%
2%

Gems

99%

Races

34%
Pandaren
27%
Blood Elf
12%
Human
5%
Void Elf
3%
Vulpera
3%
Night Elf
3%
Orc
2%
Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
16%
15%
11%
7%
3%

Azerite Essence

25%
25%
22%
12%
9%
3%

Stats

27%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike
22%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery
16%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
16%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
10%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
8%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste

Talents

26%
14%
12%
9%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

86%
6%
3%

Neck

99%

Shoulders

70%
13%
11%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

75%
12%
7%
5%

Wrist

31%
16%
12%
9%
8%
7%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Hands

21%
18%
17%
17%
11%
6%
4%

Waist

28%
16%
14%
13%
10%
9%
6%

Legs

72%
6%
5%
5%
5%
2%

Feet

22%
18%
16%
16%
7%
6%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Ring

30%
17%
12%
12%
8%
8%
5%
4%
2%

Trinket

31%
20%
17%
14%
6%
4%
4%
2%

Main Hand

74%
10%
6%
3%
2%

Gems

100%

Races

34%
Blood Elf
18%
Pandaren
15%
Human
9%
Orc
4%
Void Elf
4%
Vulpera
3%
Night Elf
2%
Dwarf
2%
Draenei
2%
Tauren

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
16%
14%
9%
7%
4%

Azerite Essence

25%
25%
19%
12%
6%
5%
3%

Frequently Asked Questions

🏆 Is this BiS List reliable?

Yes, it is reliable. We use a very sophisticated statistical method to constantly dig through tons of data which is received from Top 1% Raiders (using services such as Warcraft Logs).

🎯 How is this different from BiS Spreadsheets?

We think our approach is better because we utilize statistics and Big Data approach. Also, most hand-written Spreadsheets show only single BiS item for each slot and they do not cover Boss-specific BiS, while we show multiple options for each equipment slot as well as for every Raid Boss.

🤔 Why are there separate BiS Lists for each Raid Boss?

We show data for each Raid Boss separately, because quite often some items perform better than others if we look at particular PVE encounters.

🙄 Are lower-ranked items unviable?

Of course not. Every item that we mention here is decent enough to be considered, it's just that the first one is obviously the most beneficial.